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The Far Islands and Other Cold Places: Travel Essays of a Victorian Lady

Taylor, Elizabeth; James Taylor Dunn, ed.

Published by St Paul, Minnesota.: Pogo Press, 1997
ISBN 10: 1880654113 / ISBN 13: 9781880654118
/ Condition: Fine / Soft cover
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Title: The Far Islands and Other Cold Places: ...

Publisher: St Paul, Minnesota.: Pogo Press

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition


302 p., trade paperback. Elizabeth Taylor (1856-1932) was a member of family that included her father, James Wickes Taylor, and Nathaniel Langford. She grew up in the northern climate of St. Paul, Minnesota and became a travel writer who ventured to many far away places, favoring very cold ones, such as the Faroe Islands in the North Sea, where she ultimately spent ten years. She also spent time in Canada, Alaska, England, Norway, Italy, Iceland, and Scotland. This book is an assemblage of Taylor's writings detailing her experiences. The editor, James Taylor Dunn, Taylor's great-grandnephew and then chief librarian of the Minnesota Historical Society which houses the Taylor archives, adds important historical and biographical detail. Includes charming drawings by Elizabeth Taylor and black-and-white photographs; an essay, "Elizabeth Taylor as a Victorian Lady Traveler," by Moira F. Harris; bibliography; and list of illustrations. SIGNED in July, 1997, by Jim Dunn, with inscription. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4921236241

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Synopsis: Elizabeth Taylor (1856 - 1932) was a travel writer entranced by the Northern climes. Her visits to Iceland, Canada, Norway and, above all, the Faroe Islands, resulted in the essays contained in this book. Her original writings were passed around for year and eventually were given to her great-grandnephew who organized them and even visited some of the places Elizabeth wrote about. There are 39 articles from Elizabeth's writings in this book along with letters she wrote and received from family and friends along the way.

Review: But your collection seems to me quite independent of the years. They are full of personal feeling and quite radiant with color. --Ellery Sedgwick, Editor, The Atlantic Monthly

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